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Butternut Squash Creature

Bright yellow peelings from a ripe butternut squash
fall in wild patterns on the cutting board's deep red.
With a little re-arranging, a sea creature appears,
swimming above a bed of onions,
and I escape work's petty tyranny.
Whatever the task at hand,
remind us, Lord, to play.


Photo of butternut squash peelings and chopped onions.
Photo and prayer copyright 2009 by Danny N. Schweers.